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Steam are testing a total revamp of the chat system. Some are the new features are:

 

 

RICH CHAT FORMATTING

Ability to share images by pasting images or uploading image files into chat
Embedding support for YouTube, Imgur, Giphy, Twitter, Twitch, and more
Rich link previews for URLs
/me command for emotes
/giphy for random gifs that may or may not say exactly what you want
/code command for styling blocks of code
 
GROUP CHATS
Group chats are now persistent, you don't need to rejoin every time you start Steam
@mention support for group chat members (@here, @all, @member, etc)
Group chats are available on the web
Group chats now support multiple text and voice channels
Custom group chat invite links - shareable in and outside of Steam
Custom notification settings per group chats and channels
Saved groups have role-based permissions
 
VOICE CHAT
Voice chat updated to new WebRTC-based backend
Voice chat uses high quality Opus encoding
Voice chat traffic payloads are encrypted
Voice chat traffic is now relayed through Steam servers for low-latency connectivity and for privacy so your IP is never disclosed to those you chat with
Voice calls from blocked users are automatically blocked
Voice chat open mic support is improved with better noise filtering and volume detection
Voice channels include a special text sub-channel for voice members only
Friends in voice chats in mutual groups are displayed in the Friends List
Voice controls are displayed in the Friends List whenever a voice chat is active
Voice chat now supports individual volume for other voice chat members
When voice chatting in a group, users can create multiple channels without needing an admin to add additional channels.
Unless saved, voice channels are automatically removed when the last voice member leaves
 
USER INTERFACE
In-game friends are now sorted to the top of the Friends List
In-game friends playing the same game are grouped together in the Friends List
Setting to promote the display of nicknames
Expanding the Friends List window will dock chats in the window in a side-by-side view
Setting to preserve chat window state after restarting Steam Client
Steam Client now displays your Steam avatar and profile name together in the account dropdown
Notification of unread messages appears at the top of your friends list
Drag and drop friends: to invite to group chats, add to favorites, and add to friend categories
Easily add multiple friends to group chats or categories with new find-as-you-type friend selection tools
 
CHAT HISTORY
Can now scroll back to load up to two weeks of chat history
Group chats also keep up to two weeks of chat history
Improved display of timestamps, which are now always enabled
 
PERSONA STATE
New "Invisible" mode allows you to appear offline, but still view your Friends List and chat
Updated display of friends who are "Away"
Offline friend "Last online" time now more reliable
Offline friends can be sorted by name or last online
 
STEAMWORKS RICH PRESENCE API
Added key to allow localized rich presence information to be displayed in the Steam Client
In game friends can now show additional information such as level or match, in the Friends List and chats
Friends in a party together are shown in a group in the Friends List, for games which have integrated with the Steamworks Rich Presence API
 
FRIEND CATEGORY MANAGEMENT (FORMERLY "TAG AS...")
Can rename existing friend categories
Added ability to add/remove multiple friends from a category at once
Drag and drop to add friends to categories
Friend categories (including built-in categories such as "Offline" or "In Game") remember their open or collapsed state
Favorite friends and chats can be pinned to the top of the Friends List
 
ADDING FRIENDS
New friend management page makes it easier to manage friends, invites, groups, followed games, and more on the Steam Community
New custom friend-request links that can be sent outside of Steam to allow you to more easily add friends
 
TRADING
Added ability to view Inventory and send Trade Offers from right click menu
Incoming Trade Offers from friends or users you are chatting with will show a notification and an inline message in chat
Built-in option to easily share your Steam Trade URL in chat rooms
 
NEW ARCHITECTURE
New chat features can be delivered without the need to update the entire Steam client
Web chat now uses a websocket-based connection for much better reliability and speed
Nearly every feature available to Steam Client chat is also available from a web browser
 
MULTIPLE SESSION SUPPORT
Changing friend nicknames, categories, and other friends settings will now be synced between all your online sessions
Messages delivered to sessions that have been idle are treated as "unread"
 
RELIABILITY
Sending a chat message will now show an error if there was any problem delivering the message
When sending a URL or something that looks like a URL, they will become clickable but maintain their original text
 

 

To try it out visit https://steamcommuni...hatupdate#tryit or GO TO SETTINGS > ACCOUNT AND OPT INTO THE BETA.


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SFC J.Rizzo

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I'm actually using the website version and its pretty sweet. 


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1SG E.Gilmore

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Steam just became discord 😆

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SSG M.Carter

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Steam just became discord

 

pretty much this. Anyone know if google doc links are still blocked in steam chat??


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SSG M.Carter

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google links are no longer blocked...yaaaay


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SFC E.Verhein

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I dont like that you cant look to see the server or whos in the server away....

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It's Xfire in disguise.



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SFC J.Rizzo

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mmm xfire.


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SFC E.Verhein

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Lol @SGT E.Brock right. Ahh good ole aa days

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SSG M.Carter

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Yea I miss when LTC was only a CPT  :P


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Haha TBT for sure with xfire. My favs

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